Three-time Tony Award recipient Bernadette Peters makes her highly anticipated return to the Broadway stage January 20 in Hello, Dolly!. She takes on the title role of matchmaker Dolly Gallagher Levi, replacing Bette Midler in the Tony-winning revival at the Shubert Theatre.
Also stepping into the production January 20 are Tony nominee Victor Garber (last on Broadway in 2010's Present Laughter) as Horace Vandergelder, Charlie Stemp (an Olivier nominee for London's Half a Sixpence), and Molly Griggs in her Broadway debut as Minnie Fay. The three take over for David Hyde Pierce, the Dear Evan Hansen-bound Taylor Trensch, and Beanie Feldstein.
The new cast will celebrate their official opening February 22.
"It's a wonderful show, it's a wonderful part, and I'm glad that I am joining that sisterhood," Peters told Playbill of joining a legacy of women who've taken on the iconic role, including Midler, Carol Channing, Ethel Merman, Mary Martin, and Pearl Bailey.
Rounding out the principal cast are Tony winner Gavin Creel as Cornelius Hackl, Tony nominee Kate Baldwin as Irene Molloy, Will Burton as Ambrose Kemper, Melanie Moore as Ermengarde, and Tony nominee Jennifer Simard as Ernestina.
Peters last appeared on Broadway as Sally Durant Plummer in the 2011 revival of Follies. A Tony winner for Song and Dance and Annie Get Your Gun (plus an honorary award in 2012), her additional Broadway credits include memorable performances in A Little Night Music, Gypsy (also at the Shubert Theatre), Into the Woods, and Sunday in the Park with George. She can currently be seen on the Amazon comedy Mozart in the Jungle (the show's fourth season premieres February 16) and CBS All Access' The Good Fight.